Barbara Rosalie (Johnson) Arnold

June 20, 1944 ~ October 24, 2021 (age 77)


Barbara Rosalie (Johnson) Arnold, 77, of Cohasset, died peacefully at the Webster Park Rehabilitation Center in Rockland after a lengthy illness on October 24, 2021. She was born on June 20, 1944, to Ralph and Angelina (Laugelle) Johnson, and raised by Ralph and her stepmother Louisa Gervin (Jackson) Johnson. She grew up in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School, Class of 1962. She enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Her pride and joy were her 10 grandsons and great grandson.

She is survived by her sons Stephen J. Arnold, Sr. and his wife Jennifer of Punta Gorda, FL, and sons Stephen J. Arnold, Jr., Nicholas A. Arnold, Jonathan J. Arnold, and Benjamin G. Arnold; Scott Thomas Arnold, Sr. and his wife Christine of Scituate and sons Scott T. Arnold II, Christian J. Arnold and Sean F. Arnold; daughter Traci Lee Cohen of Cohasset and her sons Cameron A. Washak, Zachary T. Washak and Joshua R. Cohen; and stepson William Arnold and his wife Lisa of Abington and their children Cameron and Gabrielle; and her only great grandson Anderson Emanuel Arnold. Her sisters Donna McGee, Peggy Naas and her brother Thomas Johnson and their families.


Visiting hour on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 from 10-11 am in McNamara Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA. 02025, followed by an 11:30 am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Cohasset. Inurnment at the Glastonbury Abby at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Shore VNA, and South Shore Elder Services at

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November 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Mass of Christian Burial
November 6, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Anthony
10 Summer St.
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025

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